Liberty, Equality, Power A History of the American People

ISBN-10: 0495903825
ISBN-13: 9780495903826
Edition: 5th 2011
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List price: $146.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.464
Language: English

John M. Murrin is a specialist in American colonial and revolutionary history, and the early republic. He has edited one multi-volume series and five books, including two co-edited collections, COLONIAL AMERICA: ESSAYS IN POLITICS AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, Fifth Edition (2001) and SAINTS AND REVOLUTIONARIES: ESSAYS IN EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY (1984). His own essays on early American history range from ethnic tensions, the early history of trial by jury, the rise of the legal profession, and the political culture of the colonies and the new nation, to the rise of professional baseball and college football in the 19th century. Professor Murrin served as president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic in 1998-1999. He is the author of Chapters 1-6.

James M. McPherson, McPherson was born in 1936 and received a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1963. He began teaching at Princeton University in the mid 1960's and is the author of several articles, reviews and essays on the Civil War, specifically focusing on the role of slaves in their own liberation and the activities of the abolitionists. His earliest work, "The Struggle for Equality," studied the activities of the Abolitionist movement following the Emancipation Proclamation. "Battle Cry of Freedom" won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1989. "Drawn With the Sword" (1996) is a collection of essays, with one entitled "The War that Never Goes Away," that is introduced by a passage from Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address on March 4, 1865 from which its title came: "Fondly do we hope - and fervently do we pray - that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue, until all the wealth piled by the bond-man's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said, 'the judgments of the Lord, are true and righteous altogether.'" "From Limited to Total War: 1861-1865" shows the depth of the political and social transformation brought about during the Civil War. It told how the human cost of the Civil War exceeded that of any country during World War I and explains the background to Lincoln's announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation, in 1862. The book also recounts the exploits of the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first black regiments organized in the Civil War, and their attack on Fort Wagner in July 1863. It pays tribute to Robert Gould Shaw, the white commanding officer of the regiment, who died in the attack and was buried in a mass grave with many of his men. Professor McPherson's writings are not just about the middle decades of the nineteenth century but are also about the last decades of the twentieth century. The political turmoil prior to the Civil War, the violence of the war, Lincoln's legacy and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson shed some light on contemporary events.

Emily Rosenberg specializes in U.S. foreign relations in the 20th century and is the author of SPREADING THE AMERICAN DREAM: AMERICAN ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL EXPANSION, 1890-1945 (1982); FINANCIAL MISSIONARIES TO THE WORLD: THE POLITICS AND CULTURE OF DOLLAR DIPLOMACY (1999), which won the Ferrell Senior Book Award; and A DATE WHICH WILL LIVE: PEARL HARBOR IN AMERICAN MEMORY (2004). Her other publications include (with Norman L. Rosenberg) IN OUR TIMES: AMERICA SINCE 1945, Seventh Edition (2003), and numerous articles dealing with foreign relations in the context of international finance, American culture, and gender ideology. She has served on the board of the Organization of American Historians, on the board of editors of the "Journal of American History," and as president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. She is co-author, along with Norman L. Rosenberg, of chapters 26-32.

When Old Worlds Collide: Contact, Conquest, Catastrophe
The Challenge to Spain and the Settlement of North America
England Discovers Its Colonies: Empire, Liberty, and Expansion
Provincial America and the Struggle for a Continent
Reform, Resistance, Revolution
The Revolutionary Republic
Completing the Revolution, 1789-1815
Northern Transformations, 1790-1850
The Old South, 1790-1850
Toward an American Culture
Democrats and Whigs
Whigs, Democrats, and the Shaping of Society
Manifest Destiny: An Empire for Liberty--or Slavery?
The Gathering Tempest, 1853-1860
Secession and Civil War, 1860-1862
A New Birth of Freedom, 1862-1865
Reconstruction, 1863-1877

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